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Total Score

8.7
4709 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Sun, 20 Oct 2019

(8)
Excellent food, wonderful location. Service is lacking....from greeting at front door, to continuous pouring of ice into bucket right next to my sleeping baby, nobody attending to us when i raised my hand for the bill (had plenty of looks from staff who just walked past)...luckily the food held up but was let down by staff who were in attentive, lacking any basic hospitality 101 etiqutte
Hi Chris, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and the location, but of course this is only part of the package. We are so sorry that on this occasion our service let us down. We will definitely be looking into the areas of concern that you raised and hope that you will return to enable us the chance to showcase to you our usual high level of service.
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Debra

dined on Thu, 17 Oct 2019

(10)
Really hard to beat this seaside location at Balmoral. Wonderful food. We enjoyed trout entrees, fillet steak mains and the mango soufflé. Wine by the bottle is pricey, but quality beverages.

dined on Fri, 4 Oct 2019

(10)
Food was beautifully presented & tasted fantastic. Service very attentive. Ambience is lovely

dined on Tue, 1 Oct 2019

(9)
Great restaurant .. lovely view and setting, food was excellent, desserts fantastic and service was friendly, prompt and efficient. Highly recommend!
Warwick Plunkett

dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

(8)
Consistently good for food,wine and service with spectacular water views as well. Upper end pricing but commensurate with what is delivered.
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Specials

BYO Wednesdays

Public Dining Room offers BYO (wine only) on Wednesdays, lunch or dinner for $5 corkage per person.
Max. people
7
When
08 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
24 Apr 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
26 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
13 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
03 Sep 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
08 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday $1 Oyster Promotion

Enjoy Sydney rock oysters shucked to order every Thursday lunch or dinner, until sold out. Not available with any other promotion on special booking dates, including public holidays.
Max. people
7
When
08 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
26 Apr 2019 - 11 May 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
13 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
11 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
03 Sep 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
08 Oct 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Melbourne Cup Lunch $100 pp

Enjoy a 3 Course Choice menu for $100 per person. Fabulous prizes, screens throughout the venue, wonderful waterside atmosphere. Public Dining Room is the perfect spot to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup!
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Lets do Lunch

Join us at Public Dining Room during the month of October for our special Good Food Month Lunch menu, available Monday to Friday (lunch only, excluding public holidays) for $39 per person. This year's menu will include Pan roasted Atlantic salmon fillet, sweet pea custard, woodland sorrel, smoked roe & hazelnut butter emulsion, paired with a glass of 2018 Barking hedge sauvignon blanc OR Peroni OR still/sparkling water.
When
11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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About Public Dining Room

A Balmoral Beauty... If you’ve made it to Balmoral Baths, then you’ve pretty much got the location sorted. Tick one for Public Dining Room. As you sit in this bright, contemporary room with huge dome lights punctuating the open space, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout, spirits and instantly raised. When heart-warming, tasty food is served you know you’ve hit a winner. Tick Two for Public Dining Room.The focus here is on casual fine food – supporting Australian ingredients, suppliers and sustainable seafood wherever possible. Breakfasts of smashed avocado on Sonoma toast with Yarra Valley fetta and seasonal Portobello mushrooms covered with grana padano are a popular choice. Lunch and dinner options run from oyster selections, to gin-cured trout or Thirlmere duck (confit and smoked). It’s good for the soul type food served in a picture perfect setting - the kind of dining experience that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who doesn't want a bit of that? Best dish: gin-cured trout

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